Mother’s Day DIY: Gem Soaps May 5, 2014 – Posted in: DIY – Tags: , , , ,

With Mother’s Day fast approaching and not having the deepest pockets (travel funds are a priority right now) we put together this quick and easy DIY for you to score some mom-brownie-points with. These little gem soaps are super cute and a sure winner in the gift giving department – plus, we all know how mothers LOVE hand-made gifts!

 

Here’s what you will need…

 

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For the soap
. cutting knife
. as many bars of soap you need (we used 1 bar for 2 gem soaps)

 

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For the packaging
. cutting knife
. cutting mat
. downloadable packaging template (see below)
. string

 

We have even included downloadable packaging that you simply need to print and cut out (neat huh?).

Click to download: Dots (54) or Triangles (55) packaging.

 

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Step 1:
Cut your bar of soap in half using the cutting knife.

 

Step 2:
Start carving the soap at angles, mimicking the faceted shape of a gem. Repeat the process on the other half.

 

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Step 3:
Print and cut out the downloadable packaging.

 

Step 4:
Place on soap in the middle of the cut-out packaging and fold in the four flaps of the paper.

 

2014-05-05-gem-diy-06Step 5:
With some help keeping the packaging intact, tie a string around the wrapped soap, adding a swing tag to write a sweet message on if you wish.

 

Voila! A super sweet gift that didn’t cost the earth. Enjoy spoiling your mom 😉

 

The Zana Team

xxx